Working to Improve Neighborhoods & Lives
The URA is involved in hundreds of projects throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Our projects are diverse and have all been completed with input from community development organizations throughout the city. Through URA loans, strategic partnerships and other economic development initiatives, the URA is committed to supporting the next generation of creators, thinkers, innovators and inventors that are transforming our community.
The Morningside Crossing development is an adaptive reuse of the former Morningside School building plus a new addition into 46 units of mixed-income senior housing, a new community center and a public plaza.
Krause Commons is a new, affordable rental building in the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. Opened in December 2018, Krause Commons consists of 33 affordable units, 17 of which have a preference for residents with intellectual and/or mental health disabilities.
The Ace Hotel, a hotel development project in East Liberty's business district, preserved the former East Liberty YMCA, a National Historic property.
Lawrenceville Community Land Trust
The first phase of the Lawrenceville Community Land Trust consists of the new construction of six for-sale homes and the rehabilitation of one for-sale home in Upper Lawrenceville. The homes will be permanently affordable to households that are less than 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Larimer / East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
The Larimer / East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is a $30M award from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the Larimer/East Liberty Neighborhood. Revitalization includes 334 new housing units and neighborhood park.
SouthSide Works is a 123-acre riverfront brownfield redevelopment situated along the Monongahela River on the former site of a closed steel mill. Located in Pittsburgh's South Side, this mixed-use project includes residential and commercial space, a marina, riverfront park and 5 miles of new multi-use trails.
The URA's redevelopment of former industrial sites, or brownfield sites, has been a critical component of Pittsburgh’s transformation.
Penn Circle Two Way Conversion
The final phases of the Penn Circle Two Way Conversion will reconnect two abandoned streets (Harvard and Beatty), return two-way vehicular traffic to Euclid Avenue and Station Street, improve crosswalks to make pedestrian movement safer, and install 8,000 linear feet of new protected bike lanes.
Penn Mathilda Apartments
Penn Mathilda Apartments is a newly constructed mixed-use affordable housing building for veterans and families. The ground floor has 6,200 square feet of commercial space and the upper floors house 39 apartment units.
Piatt Place is a mixed-use development in Downtown Pittsburgh that spearheaded the Fifth and Forbes redevelopment corridor. It includes street-level retail, restaurants and Class A office space.
Relocation of the Pittsburgh Playhouse in downtown Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Playhouse is Point Park University’s performing arts center and is home to The REP and three student companies.